Contemporary Art

MIT Visual Arts Center (2010)

Frances Stark, Push, 2006, Latex paint, printed matter, linen tape, Courtesy of Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

The Foundation helped fund the Frances Stark exhibit at the List Visual Arts Center. Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind, is the first
U.S. museum survey of the work of Los Angeles artist and writer, Frances Stark. “Spanning two decades of the artist’s work, the survey featured more than forty drawings, collages, videos, and sculptures, including several new works produced for the exhibition. Through both writing and visual art, Frances Stark addresses the conditions of creative labor, producing candid and affecting work about the nature of artistic practice and the corresponding yet integral banality of the everyday. The artist’s body of work stands as a self-reflexive inquiry into the process of artistic production, and the often-elided demands of daily life. Parsing artistic labor in all its struggle, tedium, and enchantment, Stark wryly yet rigorously foregrounds notions of doubt, failure, and creative anxiety, as well as domesticity and autobiography.”